Medaille Had The Hawks Number

Release Date:
February 1, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


BUFFALO, NY – Medaille College swept Hilbert College with an 80-63 victory in men’s basketball February 1 in the Sullivan Center. Dan McFarland and Chris Hoak each broke double figures to lead the Hawks in defeat, while 6’8 Sean Bellomo carried the Mavericks with 20 points in the win. Hilbert and D’Youville share third place in the AMCC after tonight’s game without hopes of knocking Medaille out of  the number one seed in the tourney in a few weeks.

Hilbert fell behind after twenty minutes of play (42-32) after witnessing Medaille’s impressive 61.5 percent field goal shooting.  Hilbert took care of the ball registering five fewer turnovers than the hosts, but McFarland’s two early first half fouls forced him to watch from the sidelines. 

Medaille continued to control the game during the second half and found themselves with a 15-point cushion earned at the foul line. The Hawks traveled there five times (two makes) while Medaille sank 17 of 23 attempts.   The Mavericks dominated the boards (40-23) and continued their smooth shooting (14 of 26 from the floor).

McFarland finished with 15 points and team high 6 rebounds. Hoak chipped in 10 points and two steals. As a team, Hilbert only earned eight assists which is a season low. 

The Hawks will host Franciscan University February 4 (2pm).

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.